Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Le Pacte de Poitiers
Ségolène Royal and Martine Aubry have met in Poitou. It would serve both of them if François Hollande were to flag a bit in his race for the presidency, but it's not clear what the two women might have agreed upon to make that happen. Of course if Ségo were to decide not to run in exchange for the promise of a prime ministership after Aubry becomes president, that might give Aubry a boost, but she's still going to have to beat Hollande on her own. And would Ségo as PM prove a plus in the presidential campaign (assuming that the commitment would be announced before the election)? Not sure: Ségo's fortunes have sunk quite a bit since 2007.